MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13: Paddy McCartin of the Saints celebrates after kicking a goal during the round 21 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Former St Kilda No.1 pick Paddy McCartin is believed to have held a medical with Carlton, according to journalist Tom Browne.

McCartin left the Saints after ongoing battles with concussion and has since been cleared by league representatives for a return to the AFL.

Sydney also expressed their interest in re-igniting McCartin’s career several weeks ago, with a number of clubs seeking a key forward this off-season.

McCartin played 35 games and booted 34 goals with St Kilda.